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Tverenergo’s power engineers prevent theft of power equipment


Power engineers of the Tver branch of IDGC of Centre continue conducting raid checks to prevent and detect facts of power equipment theft. In November Tverenergo jointly with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Tver Region raided points of scrap metal in Torzhok.

Employees of the electric grid company and the police visited five official collection points of ferrous and non-ferrous metals of the town. As part of the activities the power engineers had an explanatory conversation with receivers on criminal liability, which comes not only for theft of power equipment, but also its subsequent resale. The law enforcers, in turn, verified compliance with all legal requirements and regulations while taking scrap metal, noting the need to provide by clients of a copy of the identity card and contact information.

Tverenergo’s employees reminded that theft, damage to power equipment and any interference with operation of a power line or a transformer substation is extremely dangerous and, in agreement with the administration of points for scrap metal, placed appropriate warning signs.

This is not the first joint event of the Tver power engineers and law enforcement officials. As part of the Agreement on cooperation a similar raid was carried out in August in Konakovsky district. Raids, being one of the most effective tools to counter theft, are, first of all, are preventive in nature.

"Regular work for the prevention and detection of theft of power equipment continues. We once again remind that energy theft entails extremely dangerous consequences," stressed Denis Danilov, Deputy Director for Security of IDGC of Centre – Tverenergo division. "Interference with operation of electrical equipment can cause process disturbances and failures, is a direct threat to life and health of offenders, is not just stealing, by goes into the category of offenses that undermine the energy security of the region."

Joint work of the Tver power engineers with the Ministry of Internal Affairs will continue. The security unit of Tverenergo plans a large-scale raid work in districts of the Tver region.

IDGC of Centre – Tverenergo division reminds: if you have witnessed suspicious behaviour near power lines, substations, transformers, or noticed that there are people at power facilities not in uniform, please, report via the STRAIGHT HOTLINE OF THE POWER COMPANY at 8-800-50- 50-115 or 13-50 from a landline phone.

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